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CCA Statement

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) appreciates efforts to connect consumers to farmers and farming practices, provided such marketing campaigns do not misinform the consumer. On behalf of the producers who raise cattle on Canada’s 68,500 beef farms, the CCA would like consumers to know that all beef produced in Canada is safe, wholesome and nutritious. Canada's cattle producers work hard every day to ensure their cattle are healthy, safe and well-cared for. Canada’s beef producers were the first to develop a Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle in the 1990’s.

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Canada’s global beef priorities advanced at Five Nations Beef Alliance Conference

Calgary, AB – International trade in beef, sustainable beef production and development of opportunities for young producers were among the priorities that the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) advanced at the annual Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) conference in Cairns, Australia this week. CCA President Martin Unrau led Canada’s participation in the annual conference of the leaders of the beef cattle producer organizations from Canada, the United States, Mexico, Australia and New Zealand.

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CCA disappointed that PI not granted in COOL case; coalition to seek appeal

Calgary AB - The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) is disappointed that the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia did not grant a preliminary injunction (PI) to block the implementation of the amended U. S. mandatory Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) regulation. The CCA and its coalition partners will be seeking an expedited appeal to U. S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit to overturn this decision. Unless reversed the district court ruling will allow the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to proceed to fully implement and enforce the May 23 COOL rule.

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CCA supports Steaks for Soldier Campaign at CFB Petawawa

Calgary, AB – Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) representatives were on hand at the Steaks for Soldiers event at CFB Petawawa today, where 2,000 Canadian AAA, well-aged strip loins were served to the troops and their families. Sponsor a Steak for a Returning Soldier campaign leader Harvey Dann was also at the event, the eighth Steaks for Soldiers event held in appreciation of Canadian troops since 2007. “I am thrilled that contributions to the campaign will support this event,” Dann said. The CCA has supported the Steaks for Soldiers campaign from the outset.

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New Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle released

The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and the National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) are pleased to announce the release of the new Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle. The Code is available electronically at www. nfacc. ca/codes-of-practice/beef-cattle. “Canadian cattle producers care for their cattle every day”, says Ryder Lee, Manager of Federal and Provincial Relations, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. “What that care entails is not often fully understood by people unfamiliar with livestock production and the practices of the industry in general.

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Beef Science Cluster receives $14 million to direct industry research in key areas

Calgary, AB – The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) welcomed today’s news of $14 million in funding for the Beef Cattle Industry Science Cluster under Growing Forward 2. Announced by Agriculture and Agri-Food (AAFC) Minister Gerry Ritz at Soderglen Ranches in Airdrie, AB, the funding supports strategic research that will drive the efficiencies that enable producers to realize continuous improvements, while enhancing overall sector sustainability. CCA President Martin Unrau said investment in research and innovation is crucial to the long-term sustainability of the cattle industry and provides benefits to the public at large as well.

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New Young Cattlemen’s Council announced

Calgary, AB – The first official meeting of the Young Cattlemen’s Council (YCC) was held last week during the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) Semi-Annual Meeting in London, Ontario. The meeting followed the approval of the formation of the YCC, an outcome achieved after several years of information gathering and evaluation of a proper structure to tie the council into the CCA. The YCC is pleased to announce the support of Platinum Sponsor, New Holland, which has committed to this initiative over the next three years, as well as Inaugural Meeting Sponsor, JBS Canada.

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CYL announces new partners; offers participants business skills development

Calgary, AB – The Cattlemen’s Young Leaders (CYL) Program officially announced its newest sponsors, MNP and New Holland, at the recent CYL Meet and Greet event in London, Ontario. As a Foundation Partner, MNP is generously donating $70,000 over a three year period to the CYL Program. MNP joins CYL Foundation Partners the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA), Cargill, the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) and UFA. New Holland supports the CYL Program at the Gold Sponsor level along with Farm Credit Canada. Funding for the CYL Program is made available through its Foundation Partners and Gold Sponsors.

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